AceShowbiz - Mitchell Tenpenny has gotten engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Meghan Patrick. In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, the "Truth About You" crooner explained why he proposed to the Canadian native at a Nashville bar.
"I met Meghan here so it was the perfect place - and hey, I got engaged 'at the end of a bar!' " the country star, who popped the big question on Wednesday, November 24, exclaimed. He went on to note that he chose this week for the proposal because "I wanted both of our families to be here."
As for Meghan, he had an inkling that Mitchell could be proposing to her soon. "With my family coming into town this weekend I thought maybe, because we have talked about this for a while," she said. "But I did not expect this! This is the most perfect engagement I could have ever imagined."
Mitchell chimed in, saying that he "had a whole speech planned and it disappeared [in the moment]. I wasn't able to say everything I wanted to. I was nervous - and relieved." He further recalled, "She was crying, I was crying. All I wanted was to hear her say yes!"
"I also thought there would be all these things I would have said," Meghan recounted. "And all I could get out was 'Yes!' Then we both awkwardly stumbled around trying to get the ring on my finger."
The engagement came after Mitchell opened up about his and Meghan's love story in September. "It's got that 'turn of phrase' where it's not what you think it is," he told PEOPLE. "It's basically saying, 'I can't love you any more than I do right now.' When we were writing it, I realized that I was describing my girlfriend Meghan throughout the whole thing. That song tells the story of our life."